Brown-bag Seminar:Endangered Fathers?: Masculinity Crisis and Reflexivity in Times of Change

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Speaker: Mario Liong (Assistant Professor, Centennial College)
TopicEndangered Fathers?: Masculinity Crisis and Reflexivity in Times of Change
Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Time: 12:00nn-1:30pm
Venue: 406B Wong Foo Yuan Building, Chung Chi College, CUHK
Language: English
Enquiries: Mr. Alan Tse (email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; tel: 3943-9446) 

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The Centre of Urban History, Culture and Media presents the following brown-bag seminar by Prof. Mario Liong. All interested are welcome. Feel free to bring your own lunch.

Speaker: Mario Liong (Assistant Professor, Centennial College)

Topic: Endangered Fathers?: Masculinity Crisis and Reflexivity in Times of Change
Date: Wednesday, 7 December 2016
Time: 12:00-1:30pm
Venue: 406B Wong Foo Yuan Building, Chung Chi College, CUHK
Language: English

Abstract: With changing economic conditions and gender relations, the power and control constructed in conventional masculinity is called into question. The fact that more and more men cannot assume the breadwinner role, and the framing of contemporary familial problems as fathers’ relationship with children and their role in the family challenge the conventional construction of fatherhood. However, a change in role does not necessarily lead to a break from the ideology of conventional masculinities. The notion of masculinity crisis does not offer meaningful alternatives for men but simply relegates the disruption of men’s hegemonic positions as problems. Even worse, by fixing the ‘problems’ or ‘crises’, rejection of the unequal gender relations seem to be even more improbable. In this talk, I will discuss the ways economic and familial crises in Chinese fatherhood trigger reflexivity which may maintain or refashion gender conceptions and practices within the family context.

Biography: Mario Liong is an assistant professor at Centennial College, Hong Kong. He received his Ph.D. in Gender Studies from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and has worked for Umeå Centre for Gender Studies, Umeå University, Sweden as a post-doctoral researcher. His research focuses on the critical study of men and masculinities in family and popular culture. He has published in Gender, Place, and Culture, the Journal of Gender StudiesMarriage and Family Review, and Qualitative Research Journal among others. His first monograph, Chinese Fatherhood, Gender and Family: Father Mission (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) will soon be published.

Enquiry: Mr. Alan Tse (email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; tel: 3943-9446)